ampoules; controlled drug; morphine

3 cartons of ampoules (unknown quantity, possibly 10) containing morphine hydrochloride. Wrapped in paper, wrapped in twine and sealed with a red wax seal of the distributor. Inscribed with the contents and have a stamp bearing the legend 'Woolwich Medical Store 2 Feb 1921'. Possibly a broken ampoule due to staining around box. Morphine hydrochloride is powerful analgesic and narcotic but it also has central stimulant actions. The chief uses of morphine are for the relief of pain, the of sleep where sleeplessness is due to pain, the arrest of haemorrhage, the supression of cough and the relief of anxiety and apprehension.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A656297 Pt7
Materials:
content, glass, paper, string, wax
type:
morphine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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